so please ignore the lack of capitalisation but this is being written on my phone, so, sorry. this is something that’s just warmed my heart. so my train is and hour and a half delayed and it’s 7:30 at night and freezing cold and you’d expect people to be tired, grumpy and, well, moody, right? i have a girl and a guy next to me who’ve never met before having a real laugh and there are two girls about 13 and 10 behind me and the younger said to the older how she was craving some chocolate so the lady next to them gave them hers
and isn’t that just amazing?
these people, brought together by circumstance, by, what could be considered, bad luck-
but us humans, we won’t let it stay bad for long,
they then the people next to me sat and chatted and laughed the entire journey, gave each other their numbers and hugged before waving good bye
there’s this old story, the kind that starts with a ‘once upon a time’ about a man in a small village and things that happen, him buying a horse, the horse running away, it bringing more horses, all the people said ‘that’s so good for you’ or the opposite and no matter what happened, no matter the situation, he replied ‘good thing, bad thing, who knows’
‘every action has an equal and opposite reaction’. a mantra we were raised on since the day we were able to spell ‘science’.
but what if it isn’t only scientific? the tiny choices, the ones that feel like the smallest thing, the ones which can mean little to nothing-
whether they’re bad or good- they’re everything. from whether or not to go to the doctor to the country you live in and, to get back to my earlier point-
just because it feels like a bad thing, an annoying thing, something so genuinely frustrating or upsetting or, at the time, world ending- you don’t know what it will lead to. what new people, what brilliant, brilliant things will happen.
And you don’t always know, and you won’t always know, and that might be scary-
But isn’t bloody brilliant as well?
Love, Hea xx